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Highest Paid American Athletes: Sports Illustrated Releases Its 'Fortunate 50' (SLIDESHOW)

First Posted: 06/17/11 10:29 AM ET   Updated: 08/17/11 06:12 AM ET

Tiger Woods is not invincible anymore, but you can't say he isn't raking in the dough.

The golf icon once again ranks atop the Sports Illustrated 'Fortunate 50,' an annual look at America's highest earning athletes.

To see the full list, visit Sports Illustrated.

This year, the rankings feature 19 NBA players, 17 MLB stars, eight NFL players, three NASCAR drivers and three golfers -- and there certainly are a few names on the list you wouldn't expect to see.

So, the obvious question: Are these athletes overpaid? It's an argument that surfaces between economists and sports bar frequenters alike.

To start the debate, here's a look at the top 15:

Tiger Woods - $62,294,116
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Salary/Winnings: $2,294,116

Endorsements: $60,000,000
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Filed by Steven Hoffer  |